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Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 06 January 2012

Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and cultural offerings, known as "Hallyu" or the "Korean Wave" feels more like a tidal wave in some...

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2009 AAJA Internship Grants - Deadline April 24!

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Hurry - Apply for an AAJA Internship Grant before Friday April 24th!

The Asian American Journalists Association is doing a final push for students to apply for our internship grants this year. Please help us get the word out to your student members. Here's what we have:

1) Print and Online News Grants: Internship grants of up to $2,000 to students. Made possible by the Chicago Tribune Foundation and the William Woo Internship Fund.

2) Broadcast News Grants: Internship Grants of up to $2,500. Made possible by the scholarship fund of Lloyd LaCuesta and the late Sam Chu Lin. The Sam Chu Lin grant is open to males and females and the Lloyd LaCuesta grant will go to a male student.

3) Stanford Chen Internship Grants: Two grants of $3,000 each to college students who are interns at small to medium-size media.

The deadline for is Friday, April 24th. Apply here: http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/#journalisminternshipgrants

Regards,

Nao Vang
Student Programs Coordinator

Asian American Journalists Association
1182 Market Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-346-2051
Fax: 415-346-6343
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Apply for Paid Fed Govt Internship in Washington DC - Hurry Deadline is April 17 or until all positions are filled

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Download the application at http://www.capal.org/ee/pages/index.php?/Programs/index

In addition to the eight (8) Fed Govt summer Internships with stipends at the Dept. of Agriculture in Washington D.C., The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is also offering two $2,000 scholarships.

Deadlines for applying:

The eight (8) summer internships, each with $2,000 stipend: April 17, 2009

Two CAPAL scholarships: May 1, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 17 OR UNTIL FILLED

Position Title: Paid Federal Government Internship Opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) (eight internships available). APAs include South and Southeast Asians, East Asians, as well as Pacific Islanders.

Duties/Job Description: The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will place eight (8) summer interns in the U.S. Federal Government. These internship positions are open to ALL MAJORS, and are suited for individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. Specifically, CAPAL offers a diverse set of opportunities for acquiring public policy and management skills at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Depending on your interests and placement, your duties could vary from policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more. Applicants are asked to specify their preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed based on their interests and skills. Agricultural knowledge is not required.

CAPAL will also mentor all selected interns and provide guidance in transitioning to Washington, D.C. including how to locate housing, how to navigate the city, and how to make the best of their summer in the nation's capital.

The internship application deadline is April 17, 2009 or open until all internship positions have been filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply...

Is a Carbon Tax Good for the Economy?

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 23 March 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- Last December, Gov. Schwarzenegger tasked a 14-member commission to come up with new sources of revenue for the state that could put an end to the feast or famine revenue cycles seen in Sacramento. The Commission on the 21st Century Economy met on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley last week to hear testimony on one revenue option: a carbon tax.

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen

March 23, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- Last December, Gov. Schwarzenegger tasked a 14-member commission to come up with new sources of revenue for the state that could put an end to the feast or famine revenue cycles seen in Sacramento. The Commission on the 21st Century Economy met on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley last week to hear testimony on one revenue option: a carbon tax.

The idea behind a carbon tax is to tax the use of fossil fuels and use the money to invest in the development of clean energy.

The simplest way to tax carbon-based fuels is through a gas tax, said Fred Silva, senior fiscal policy advisor for California Forward, a bipartisan organization that focuses on governance reform. The state already has a gas tax, so all it would have to do is simply increase it, said Silva, who attended Tuesdays meeting.

According to California Forward, even as it is, the state has the highest combined gas taxes in the country. California levies an 18 cent/gallon motor fuel tax paid by distributors, and a sales and use tax paid by consumers. Consumers also pay a federal fuel tax of 18.4 cents.

A carbon tax could also take the form of an energy tax (a surcharge on electricity that appears on a utility bill), or a tax on the number of miles clocked by drivers (vehicle miles traveled, VMT, tax).

[A VMT tax] hasnt been a popular approach and hasnt gone very far in California, Silva acknowledged. No legislator has proposed it as an option. Its far more difficult to get a...

AALDEF Honors Dale Minami, Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn and Sandra Leung with 2009 Justice in Action Awards

Posted by Lia Chang on Saturday, 21 March 2009

AALDEF Honors Dale Minami, Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn and Sandra Leung with 2009 Justice in Action Awards March 26.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, in New York City on Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Four special individuals will be presented with 2009 JUSTICE IN ACTION Awards:

New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-authors and human rights activists; Sandra Leung, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and Dale Minami, civil rights attorney and co-founder of AALDEF.

ABC News Correspondent Juju Chang and Columbia Journalism Professor Sree Sreenivasan will emcee.

Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and BD Wong will be special guests.

The Gala begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by the JUSTICE IN ACTION Awards ceremony, a three-course dinner, and a silent auction.

Tables of ten, available at $35,000, $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000, include a VIP reception. Individual tickets start at $500.

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The AALDEF JUSTICE IN ACTION Awards recognize exceptional...

APIAVOTE: AALDEF Exit Poll Results Confirms Growing Influence of Asian American Voters

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 08 January 2009

First-Time Voters Voted Overwhelmingly for President-Elect Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) today hailed the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's (AALDEF) exit poll results as strong evidence of the growing strength of the Asian American vote.

The responses of nearly 17,000 Asian American voters in 11 states showed that they voted for Barack Obama by more than a 3 to 1 margin, and supported other Democratic candidates, making the differences in key contested states in the historic November 2008 presidential elections.

"The differences we make may be marginal compared to other constituency groups, but we are talking about a presidential race where the margins truly mattered," said Eunsook Lee, APIAVote board co-chair. "When we are mobilized, we can determine a race, whether local, state, or national. We applaud AALDEF's efforts to capture the phenomenon of Asian American voters, and encourage media outlets and polling experts to work with us in ensuring that we are accurately represented in sampling and exit polling."

"AALDEF results indicate that AAPI voter turnout can determine whether or not a candidate wins or loses. The growing strength and increased participation of Asian Americans is evident in this exit poll," said Vida Benavides, APIAVote executive director. "These results also show that political parties can do much more in outreaching to our AAPI community needs, which are not very much different from other communities' needs. We commend the political parties for their efforts, and will continue to be a resource to political parties so that they can more fully engage AAPIs in the political process.

The nonpartisan exit poll also found that 58% of Asian Americans were registered Democrats, while 26% were not enrolled in any political party, and 14% of Asian Americans were registered Republicans.

While non-random and conducted in precincts with...